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Shawnee County reports 94 COVID-19 cases. Indicator rises 4 points but will in moderate section.



TOPEKA, Kan. – Shawnee County’s COVID-19 indicator rose four points after reporting 94 virus cases between April 25-May 1. The indicator’s overall score remains in the moderate section at a score of five.

The 94 cases is an increase from the 64 cases reported on the previous indicator, but it still remains in the low section on the tracking metric. The county’s positive rate also slightly rose but rests at 2.8%.

Future indicator scores could remain low as the county only reported 14 cases between May 2-May 4, the county’s virus dashboard said.

Only the trend in cases and hospital stress index rose. Every other metrics — cases, positivity rate, case investigation stress and contact tracing stress — remain in the lowest category. Stormont Vail has 14 COVID-19 patients as of Thursday afternoon and 98% capacity in its ICU.

More than half of Shawnee County has at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 60,755 having completed the “vaccine series,” according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s virus dashboard.